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12 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Weekend

By Jack Colquhoun - 14 Feb 2019


Don’t let the realization that we are almost a quarter into the year stop you from the amazing array of events on in Melbourne this week. From secret alcoholic bubble tea tasting to more low-key foodie activities for those who are still sticking to their Feb-fast endeavours (anyone still there?), here are twelve awesome things to do in Melbourne this weekend.

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Secret Alcoholic Bubble Tea Tasting

Prepare your taste buds because Goldie Canteen just invented a secret off-the-menu flavour of alcoholic bubble tea—and it’s too good not to try. The magical concoction—named the Butterfly Pea Bubble Tea—is like a rainbow in a cup, thanks to its incredible colour-morphing effect. It’s only available for a limited time so be sure to book in and wrap your hands around one this weekend.

When: Every night until 8:30 pm
Where: Goldie Canteen, 399 Little Lonsdale St
For more info, click 

The Food Truck Festival

From Wednesday 20 until Sunday 24 February, a horde of Melbourne’s favourite food trucks will station themselves at the leafy Melba Park for The Food Truck Festival in Lilydale. With a multitude of culinary options available, even your fussy friend won’t go hungry.

What: The Food Truck Festival
Where: Melba Park - Lilydale, Market Street, Lilydale
20 - 22 February, 5pm - 10pm and 23 - 24 February, 11am - 10pm
For more info, click here.

Melbourne Street Eatz

The picturesque Fitzroy Gardens are hosting bringing a culmination of world-class food vendors an outdoor cinema, amusement rides and much more. Plus it’s pet-friendly so bring your furry number along and grab a group of friends for a cheeky midweek getaway or the perfect weekend to-do.

What: Melbourne Street Eatz
Where: Footscray Park & Gardens, Ballarat Road, Footscray
When: Wednesday, 20 February to Sunday, 24 February
For more info, click 

Thursday 21 February

Osher Günsberg On Vulnerability

TV Personality Osher Günsberg will join The School of Life Melbourne to talk about vulnerability, and living with anxiety and addiction. It will be a powerful night about the true reality of a deeply traumatic mental health journey.

What: The School of Life x Osher Günsberg
Where: The School of Life Melbourne, 669 Bourke Street
When: Thursday 21 February, 7pm - 8:30pm
For more info, click 

Pixar Putt

Your favourite Pixar films just got turned into 9 or 18 holes of pure childhood nostalgia in the St Kilda Triangle. Grab a group of friends and delve into the magical world of your childhood—you’re in for a fun-fueled afternoon.

What: Pixar Put St Kilda
Where: St Kilda Triangle, 10 Lower Esplanade
When: Daily until the 31 March, 12pm - 8pm
For more info, click 

Friday 22 February

Wine Not?

Rosé Rosé and Arts Centre Melbourne present an ultimate end to summer with their Wine Not party series. Featuring internationally renowned Cut Copy, as well as Alison Swing and Cooper Saver, it will be a night of boogying and rosé—is there anything better?

What: Wine Not?
Where: The Barre, 100 St Kilda Road
When: Friday 22nd February, 5pm - 10pm
For more info, click 

Saturday 23 February

The Prosecco Festival

Move over Aperol Spritz, the Prosecco Festival is hitting Melbourne again and will be a sure hit for any prosecco lover. Melbourne’s most in-demand Fromagerie, Milk the Cow has curated the perfect cheeseboard to pair with prosecco. There will also be a Spritz Garden dedicated to creating a variety of piquant prosecco cocktails. So, assemble your Prosecco-loving peers as the Prosecco Festival starts to bubble over.

What: The Prosecco Festival
Where: Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre, 189 High Street, Northcote
When: Saturday 23 February 11:00am - 8:00pm
For more info, click 

Lonsdale Street Greek Festival

Melbourne’s longest running Greek festival is back again for another year of food, dancing and fun. Greek singing sensation Eleonora Zouganeli will be headlining the event in her first Australian visit and with a trip to Greece up for grabs, who could say no?

What: Lonsdale Street Greek Festival
Where: The Greek Centre, 168 Lonsdale Street
When: 23 to 24 February
For more info, click 

Sunshine Plaza Outdoor Cinema

With the last of those perfect summer nights upon us, Sunshine Plaza is hosting an outdoor cinema over two great weekends. Blockbuster movies highlights include Life of Pi, Avengers: Infinity War and The Greatest Showman. With locally brewed beer, snags and an outdoor movie, could this be a new Australian summer staple?

What: Sunshine Plaza Outdoor Cinema
Where: Sunshine Plaza, 324/328 Hampshire Road, Sunshine  
When: Saturday 23 February
For more info, click 

Sunday 24 February

Barks & Beer

Could there be anything more perfect than having a beer with your dog? We think not. The amazing people from Vets on Call and Melbourne’s first permanent bar and food truck Welcome to Thornbury are teaming up to host Melbourne pet owners for a Sunday session full of drinks, food and quality time with our best friends.

What: Barks & Beer
Where: Welcome to Thornbury, 520 High Street, Northcote
When: Sunday 24 February 2019, 12pm - 4pm
For more info, click 

Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival

Tea lovers far and wide, the Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival returns for the 10th time featuring Cha Haus, bringing boutique single source small batch teas from indie growers. Aside from an endless amount of matcha, there will be vendors, traditional music performances and much more.

What: Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival
Where: Federation Square
When: Sunday 24 February, 12pm - 6pm
For more info, click 

Vernon Street Festival

The Vernon Street shopping precinct brings its hidden gems to fruition with endless eateries, arts and creative workshops alongside many more activities in their first ever festival. Experience different flavours from a range of cuisines and street food, wine tasting and live music in what will be the perfect Sunday afternoon.

What: Vernon Street Festival
Where: Vernon Street, South Kingsville
When: Sunday 24 February 11am - 3pm

For more info, click here.

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